What makes it thicker?

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  1. Nevzorus, Mar 9, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012

    Nevzorus macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
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    Hi! I've read that the iPad "3" is thicker than the iPad 2. What makes it thicker and how does the back of the iPad 3 look compared to an iPad 2? I would really be happy if i got answers or pictures! Does the back have a new sort of "design"? How can you know it's an iPad 3 if it's not on?

    Many questions, please answer those you can! Ty :)
  2. bjmach macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2008
    Battery. Someone posted earlier that the battery went from 25whr or something like that to a 45whr.


    dam I fell into the troll trap lol
  3. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    It's about 6 to 8 mm thicker because of the bigger battery other then that it's pretty much identical.
  4. homeboy macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2007
    I would say it's the screen. It's unlikely the battery given that if you open an iPad 1 or iPad 2 you can see that there is a boat load of excess space to makes the battery cell wider. The screen however, is less flexible in design.
  5. Buildbright macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2011
    Backlight for the retina display and battery. Its .6mm thicker which is tiny. Whats amazing is the new batteries are a super capacity design.
  6. RealScience macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2011
    You mean *0.6* mm thicker :) According to Apple's specs, the new iPad (3rd gen) is 9.4 mm thick, while the iPad 2 is 8.8 mm thick.
  7. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    Ooh ty for all those fast answers :) Does the iPad 3 have a different back like the pictures that was on Macrumors before iPad 3 was launched?

    Btw if someone thinks i'm a troll, then GTFO, you troll.
  8. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Lol if this was true the iPad would be about double in thickness. It's .6mm thicker. :p
  9. shanmugam, Mar 9, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012

    shanmugam macrumors 68020


    Sep 24, 2008
    Blazer town!
    it is NOT that thick but it adds some weight 50grams ...
  10. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    I wish they maintained the thickness of iPad 1. The iPad 2 is anorexic thin.
  11. Nightprowler macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    I know the battery is bigger and that accounts for a lot of the thickness (and weight) increase, but in the keynote around 77:35 they talk about having to elevate the pixels to a different level from the electrical signals to keep a clear image. I can imagine that might account for some of the increased thickness.
  12. sigmadog macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    near Spokane, WA
    Has to be the battery. There's no way they can boost resolution and keep the same 9-10 hour use with the same battery as the iPad2.
  13. Nychot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    this babe who lives down the street...oh you mean the iPad...sorry
  14. dgstan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    I dunno guys. I remember reading somewhere that the improved camera required more space.
  15. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Crushed up Unicorns and Leprechauns go into every 2012 iPad. It's what makes it so magical. ;)

    Oh, and also the battery and Retina display have added depth.
  16. mgipe macrumors demi-god


    Oct 6, 2009
    To put it in perspective, 0.6 mm is about half the thickness of a standard sheet of paper (if anyone here remembers what paper was :rolleyes:)

    I think you would be hard pressed to see the difference.
  17. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    Sorry. Yes that's what I meant. Getting late and I'm not only tired but suffering from a stomach ache.
  18. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
    Lol, 0.6mm is several sheets of paper stacked up....
  19. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    So it won't be a difference? The iPhone 4 is 9.3 mm and it's not even thick so the iPad 3 won't be thick at all. The iPhone 4 in white is 0.2 mm thicker than the iPhone 4 in black. Is it the same with the iPads?
  20. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    When it comes to depth, even a 0.2mm difference will feel different. The iPad2 I felt was a little too thin and didn't have enough of a graded slope. The first iPad had the bezel I liked on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S but for now, the thicker iPad 2012 will feel better in the hand.
  21. Nightprowler macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    I see a lot of confusion about millimeters.

    Don't American rulers / tape-measures have inches on one side and mm's on the other?
  22. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    I actually think that the iPad 2 is TOO thin. It just feels lighter in different sides and the 9.3 mm thing will maybe make the weight on the side like it should be.
  23. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    I'm not sure what type of paper you use, but for the rest of us, 0.6 mm is NOT half the thickness of a sheet.
  24. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    Its bigger battery for...you know.

    Women love the form-factor of the new iPad.
  25. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Sooo many of these response beg for the "That's what she said" tag.

    But that could cause a lot of negative ratings. :D

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